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Foundation Update – March 2021

March 2, 2021

  Virtual Gala Celebrates Public Education in Style! Educators’ big night was one to remember! More than 1,100 educators and public education advocates tuned in virtually to celebrate the achievements of outstanding educators from across the country at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 12. Casey Keyser (pictured below), a third-grade elementary school […]

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For the Media

Statement On the Confirmation of Education Secretary Cardona

March 2, 2021

  “The NEA Foundation welcomes Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education! Dr. Cardona is recognized for his commitment to end structural racism in education and for his push for increased educational equity and opportunity through public schools. He has a strong track record of accessibility and transparency, and unwavering support for all students. It’s […]

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New Hires Bring Strategic and Programmatic Expertise to the Foundation

February 24, 2021

  WASHINGTON — February 24, 2021 — The NEA Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth G. Schneider and LaTanya L. Dixon to its staff. Both Schneider, chief officer for strategic initiatives, and Dixon, senior program officer, will play critical roles in the Foundation’s work to promote greater equity, excellence, and opportunity in […]

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Maryland Educator Receives Top National Award for Teaching Excellence

February 12, 2021

  WASHINGTON — February 12, 2021 —The NEA Foundation awarded one of public education’s top honors to Casey Keyser, a third-grade elementary school teacher at Butterfly Ridge Elementary School in Frederick, Md., this evening at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala. The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence, which comes with $25,000, […]

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